This may come as quite a shock to many of you i'm sure, the talk of the town at the moment is that NVIDIA have just decided that they will be buying ULi Electronics who are behind some of the most advanced core-logic implemented on motherboards of today.
As to how or if this will effect the industry in a big way over the coming months/years is still a bit of a mystery but there is a good writeup over at The Inquirer which provides an interesting analysis into this big move from the NV giants.
More coverage on this over at Hexus.
In a move that has taken pretty much everyone in the IT industry by surprise, NVIDIA announced today that it intends to buy ULi Electronics - a firm that designs some of the cleverest core logic on current motherboards.
NVIDIA openly recognises that a large proportion of chipset innovation happens in the Far East (ULi is based in Taiwan) and that is one of the things that makes ULi attractive. The move is seen by many as good sense on NVIDIA's part as its own in-house chipset makers are based solely in the USA. ULi, in contrast, has strong relationships with chipset makers in Taiwan and China, as well as in San Jose.